Over the last year and a half, we've tried to stay consistent here at AF-Calgary when it comes to our calendar.
For example, our monthly deadline for submissions is always the 10th of every month at 11:59 p.m., our Trustees meet every third Thursday to create our monthly Top4 Finalist and Honourable Mention short lists, and we usually hold our Thousand Dollar Thursday events on the fourth Thursday of the month (not to be confused with the last Thursday of the month, as some months have five Thursdays) at an Awesome Venue around town.
For the most part, we've been pretty disciplined about sticking with it, but ever since our chapter's conception, we've always toyed with the idea of either holding special events outside of our usual schedule, or being open to the possibility of moving our main event if a special opportunity arises.
Well, September 2012 may be the first time that we break with tradition.
This month, a super-cool space is opening at the old King Edward School in SW Calgary. In 2001, the King Edward School officially shut down and while portions of the space were leased for use as a private, French-language institution as well as a film production location between 2001 and 2004, the building has been essentially vacant since 2005.
In 2010, through a partnership between The Calgary Foundation and Calgary Arts Development, the King Edward School was purchased to turn it into a mixed-use hub and art incubator that would provide for a space for collaborative gathering and advancement of professional arts practice, social innovation and community development in South Calgary.
The brand new King Edward Arts Hub and Incubator is holding an open house during the last weekend of September as a part of Alberta Culture Days, and Awesome Foundation - Calgary will be there holding a special edition of Awesome Calgary's Thousand Dollar Thursday.
Rather than holding our event on the fourth Thursday of this month, instead, we'll be holding the event on Saturday, September 29 at 6 p.m. at the King Edward Arts Hub and Incubator during Doors Open at King Edward and in conjunction with many other events such as Doors Open YYC Naked, We Should Know Each Other #100, PechaKucha Night #13: Seed and much more!
- What: SUPER SPECIAL September 2012 Awesome Calgary Thousand Dollar Thursday
- Where: King Edward Arts Hub and Incubator (1720 - 30th Avenue SW)
- When: Saturday, September 29 (Note the date change!) at 6 p.m.
- RSVP: Facebook and Yelp
There's a lot happening at that space over those three days, and AF-Calgary is proud to be a part of the festivities.
So note the date change for this month's Thousand Dollar Thursday (the last Saturday of the month rather than the fourth Thursday) and we hope to see you there! And make sure to check out the other cool things happening at the King Edward Arts Hub and Incubator over the weekend as well.